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A Bureau Plat in the Louis XVI Manner

Dimensions: H: 29 in / 74 cm W: 39 in / 98 cm D: 24 in / 61 cm

Description

Constructed in mahogany, Carrara marble, and extensively dressed with fine ormolu mounts; of free standing rectangular form, rising from fielded panel tapering legs terminating in foliate chased toupie feet, and having a stretcher of stylised ‘X’ form issuing from an elliptical central boss, and dressed in the quadrants with floral ormolu mounts; the apron housing two oak lined drawers, having quadrant mounts, and two faux drawers, all, most unusually, faced with marble panels, and a running ormolu arcaded mount set about central tablets depicting putti; the platform having everted angles, and dressed with a gilt tooled writing surface.
English, Circa 1840

REF No. 8302

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